John Mercer Langston, African American abolitionist, attorney, educator, activist and politician. The first Dean of the Law school at Howard University, the first president of Virginia State University, and Virginia's first African American congressman
Fannie Jackson Coppin (1837-1913) •
Fannie Jackson was born a slave in Washington D.C. on October 15, 1837. She gained her freedom when her aunt was able to purchase her at the age of twelve. Through her teen years Jackson worked as a servant for the author George Henry Calvert … Read MoreFannie Jackson Coppin (1837-1913)
101 Artists You Should Remember This International Women's Day
In honor of International Women's Day and the #5womenartists campaign, we're recognizing the women who left a mark on art history.
Q&A with Jeannine Atkins
Jeannine Atkins is the author of the new young adult novel in verse Stone Mirrors: The Sculpture and Silence of Edmonia Lewis. Her other books include Finding Wonders and Little Woman in Blue. She teaches at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and Simmons College. Q: Why did you decide to focus on the sculptor Edmonia Lewis in your new book, and how did you research her life? A: I came across the work and life story of Edmonia Lewis while researching another 19th century artist for…